Monday, May 11, 2015

Our May Volunteer(S) of the Month!

Meet our Volunteer(s) of the month! The Yonce Family! They are in on almost every type of job I post, and I know that the neighbors they help appreciate how kind and wonderful they are! Read on to hear what they love about volunteering:
The Yonce Family:

Ben and Jennie Yonce, daughter Dylan (14) and son Evan (12).

"Being part of a community means a lot of things to a lot of people, and to
us being part of a community means not only socializing with friends and
family we already know, but also reaching out to those we do not know;
especially to those in need.  Our family has been blessed with many things
in life and we feel it important to teach our children to be thankful for
what we have not just by verbally discussing our thankfulness, but also by
actively giving back to others.  In the voice of our son who we asked why he
likes to volunteer; he said "I like meeting the people and it just feels
really good to help others".  Our entire family agrees with his sentiment.

The people we help tend to become a part of our own family in a small, but
to us a meaningful, way.  When driving by Ellie's retirement home, a cancer
patient we helped move into her new home, the kids often wonder how she is doing, hope she is doing well and reminisce about the time we met her and helped on the moving crew.  Volunteering through Imagine Missoula has given us wonderful opportunities to meet wonderful people, and the joy of helping others, together as a family, makes our own "family time" that much more special by creating a special set of fond memories of people we have met and helped in the past.
Thanks Imagine Missoula for helping to facilitate the Missoula community by bringing those who need help in contact with those who want to help those that need it!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TODAY May 5th ONLY! Please help Imagine Missoula!

From a donor: Why I will be making my donation to Imagine Missoula on this Give Local day:
1. Neighbors helping neighbors. Imagine Missoula links Missoulians in need with volunteers to do the little things (like now a lawn, move furniture, fix a leak) that make a big difference.
2. Relationships. When these neighbors connect they become part of a natural support network.
3. Low overhead. These ppl make an amazing difference for a fraction of the cost of many organizations that get bogged down in bureaucracy.
4. Irreplaceable. We can not afford to lose the services of Imagine Missoula. Where else can case managers post a need for a washer and dryer on Facebook, go for a swim, and return in an hour to have that need filled?
Please consider making a donation today!
https://givelocalmissoula.org/#npo/imagine-missoula

Monday, March 30, 2015

TODAY!

TODAY! Go to Big Sky and grab your pre-orders or get your bottles or cases of ASA! Thank you for supporting Imagine Missoula! Check out the video to see what you are doing by enjoying this wonderful beer! https://vimeo.com/67364898

Monday, March 2, 2015

Volunteer of the Month!

Here is our volunteer of the month, Chris!
I always appreciate his insight, his heart, and his readiness to help. He is someone who I know I can call on when we are in a pinch! Thank you Chris!
Here is what he has to say:
"First off, I am humbled to be volunteer of the month smile emoticon. As a 3 time Americorps alum and a caring person, I just have always enjoyed helping those in need because I believe we all have to Give to Live! I try to live the saying "Be the change you want to see in the world" as I answer the call for volunteers. As I see it, while I'm helping others I'm actually also helping myself by gaining a sense of accomplishment, building more community, meeting new people and restoring people's faith in community. I enjoy communicating to people that you are not forgotten, I am here to give what I can, we'll get through this together. I am very happy Imagine Missoula exists b/c I love volunteering, team work and getting things done--I'm just giving back for the times I need help. See you at the next volunteer event!"

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What we are all about

Please take a moment to watch this beautiful video about the heart of Imagine Missoula.http://vimeo.com/67364898 Thank you!

Pre-Order Time!

Slow week for needs - take a breather! And this is a GREAT time to pre-order Big Sky Brewing's All Souls Ale (releasing this Spring!) The proceeds support Imagine Missoula! It is a limited edition brew in 750ml (Champagne size) bottles - Great for storing for yourself and/or giving as gifts throughout the year! It's a delicious dark tripel, and the label art is by Missoula's own Courtney Blazon! $14 a bottle, $84 half case (6 bottles) and cases are $168 (12 bottles) Email me and let me know your order at imaginemissoula@gmail.com! Thank you for enjoying this great specialty beer and supporting this wonderful work!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meet Our Volunteer of the Month!

Meet Our Volunteer of the Month!!
This is Clint - he is one of the folks I can call when there is a problem with a job and he leaps to the rescue! I know I can count on him and he is a wonderful part of our team. Here is what he has to say about his volunteer life:
"I volunteer because it makes me feel good. I love Missoula's sense of community and wanted to do my part to help encourage that. Volunteering to me isn't about huge events and massive sums of money. It's about going over to a neighbors house, helping them for a few minutes, and maybe having a conversation for a bit. It's really that simple......"
It really is. Thanks Clint!